Recker's solo homer in the second inning kicked off the scoring for the Mets, and the team would extend the lead to 5-0 before the opposition tacked on a couple meaningless runs on a par of ninth-inning home runs. Recker is 4 for 14 with two home runs, four RBI and one stolen base.
Prado entered Wednesday's game with just one hit in 16 at-bats over his previous five appearances. His three-hit performance boosted his line to .261/.301/.319 in 69 at-bats.
It was the eighth double and third home run of the season for Goldschmidt, who is following up his breakout 2013 season with an excellent April. He has hit .338/.392/.577 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 71 at-bats.
It was the only hit of the game for Hill, who has struggled at the plate thus far. He owns a .222/.273/.375 line with 18 strikeouts in 72 at-bats.
After opening the season with five scoreless appearances, Valverde has allowed five earned runs and three home runs over two innings in his last two games. He'll have to turn things around quickly if he wants to remain the team's preferred option in save situations.
McCarthy (0-3) pitched better Wednesday than he had all season, as he had given up five runs or more in each of his previous three starts. He owns a 7.11 ERA and 16:6 K:BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings. McCarthy is scheduled to take on the Cubs in Chicago Tuesday.
Granderson is dealing with multiple injuries after crashing into the outfield wall earlier this week. However, he is expected to rejoin the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Braves, MLB.com reports.
Middlebrooks played just four games this season before being placed on the disabled list with a calf injury. He could begin a rehab assignment at some point next week.
If Walker looks good after the time off, the team will begin the progression of his rehab again. He was scratched from Tuesday's scheduled rehab start due to stiffness in the pitching shoulder.